About Us

Reach 2 Academy Trust

Civitas Academy is part of REAch2 Academy Trust.

REAch2 is a large organisation with 55 Primary schools across many parts of England. To effectively provide high quality support to all REAch2 schools a regional model has been adopted. There are four regions; South Central, North Central, The Midlands and East Anglia.

Our school is in the North Central Region along with the following schools:

The Palmer Primary Academy(Reading)

Purfleet Primary Academy(Purfleet)

Woodside Primary Academy(Walthamstow)

 Ranikhet Primary Academy(Reading)

Langtons Junior Academy(Hornchurch )

Water Lane Primary Academy(Harlow)

Concordia Primary Academy(Hornchurch) (opening in September 2016)

Chigwell Primary Academy(Chigwell)

Pemberley Primary Academy(Harlow)

Minerva Academy(Westminster)

Dorothy Barley Junior Academy(Dagenham)

Garden City Primary Academy(Letchworth)

Brampton Primary Academy(Bexley Heath)

Chapel End Junior Academy(Walthamstow)

Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy(Hitchin)

Athena Primary Academy(opening in September 2017)






The school has published a number of policies under the school information section which you can visit by using the above menu.  If you would like to comment on any of current school policies, including the Admission policy, please contact the Academy by emailing: office@civitasacademy.co.uk

Meet the Team


Executive Head Teachers – Salima Ducker and Robert Wyld

Assistant Head Teacher – Kayleigh Gundry

REAch2 Regional Director (North Central Region) – Gill Ellyard

REAch2 Associate School Leaders – Jackie Johnson, Jackie Griffiths, Mo Rahman, Ross Brevitt and Helen Beattie

Learning Team-

Reception Class Teacher – Paddington  – Hannah Taylor

Reception Class Teacher – Elmer – Amelia Brinkman

Early Years Practitioner –  Danielle Parsons

Early Years Practitioner – Sonali Das

Year 1 Class Teacher – Pinocchio – Sajina Rai

Year 1 Class Teacher – Gruffalo – Katelyn Maddison

Learning Support Assistant – Sameer Jain

Learning Support Assistant – Kerry Tuthill

Year 2 Class Teacher – BFG – Kayleigh Gundry

Year 2 Class Teacher – Matilda – Wendy Smith

Learning Support Assistant –

PE Teacher – Rebecca Dunne

PE Assistant – Harry Stiff

PE Assistant – Luis Rodriguez

Kitchen Assistant – Kelly Meech

Lunchtime Assistant – Anita Gapinathan

School Business Manager– Emma Lelliott

Admin Assistant – Lucy Newman

REAch 2 Academy Governance – click here

REAch2 is a charitable voluntary organisation which relies on the valuable input of a considerable number of non-executive volunteers, supported by an experienced team of staff.


The governance principles of REAch2 recognise the importance of developing relationships with a common purpose and they are about developing processes and structures. The effective governance of the Trust is supported by:

  • Trust members – the guardians of the constitution

  • Trust Board – the Directors / Trustees

  • Trust sub-committees

  • Regional Boards and their sub committees – including Regional Ambassadors

  • Local Governing Bodies – the local governors

  • The Executive Team


Exceptional opportunities for learning’ – the shared vision and values of REAch2.




Civitas Academy will follow the National Curriculum. You can access more information about the National Primary Curriculum website, including details of programmes of study for all subjects, by clicking here.


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Registered office address: Scientia Academy, Mona Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0UF.